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Poster: John Quigley Date: Nov 6, 2009 6:02am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: FreeBmovie's UpComing Uploads

The information I got was from a Copy I saw on the Internet that lacked a notice, perhaps it was removed.

However, I believe that for the time being it's safe to have up on the Archive?
As long as they don't register the film for Copyright, the distributors can't be held liable.

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Nov 6, 2009 6:52am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: FreeBmovie's UpComing Uploads

It would be difficult to remove the notices. There are four pages of credits between the notice and the copy warning and the notice appears in the middle of the credits (at least 10 pages from the end title.)

Its not really safe to have here. I think the copyright owners are actively going after infringments. Some DVD editions have been withdrawn. There are 3 good reasons why it shouldn't be on IA.

1) There are some statutory penalties and criminal copyright infringement penalties that can be applied if the film is unregistered. They can also take you to court to get a declarative order or injunction, which costs a lot in court and lawyer fees.

2) And the underlying texts are registered:
Escape from Sobibor / Richard Rashke [i.e. Richard L. Rashke].
Type of Work: Text
Registration Number / Date: TX0001041734 / 1982-12-28
Title: Escape from Sobibor / Richard Rashke [i.e. Richard L. Rashke].
Imprint: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1982.
Description: 389 p.
Copyright Claimant: Richard Rashke
Date of Creation: 1982
Date of Publication: 1982-09-21
Previous Registration: Appl. identifies photos. & quotes as preexisting material.
Basis of Claim: New Matter: "all new text."
Names: Rashke, Richard L.

From the ashes of Sobibor / by Thomas Blatt, co-author, Dena Blatt.
Type of Work: Text
Registration Number / Date: TXu000166899 / 1984-07-23
Title: From the ashes of Sobibor / by Thomas Blatt, co-author, Dena Blatt.
Description: Sheets (438 p.)
Copyright Claimant: Thomas Blatt & Dena Blatt
Date of Creation: 1984
Previous Registration: Prev. reg. as Never say you walk the final road, 1978, TXu 20-676 & 1979.
Basis of Claim: New Matter: "additional text & editorial revisions."
Other Title: Never say you walk the final road
Names: Blatt, Dena
Blatt, Thomas, 1927-

3) IA Feature Films is for Public Domain films. Films published between 1964 and 1989 that contain valid copyright notices but are unregistered for copyright are not Public Domain.

The copy that is on IA: http://www.archive.org/details/Escape_From_Sobibor.avi contains the valid copyright notices.

This post was modified by Video-Cellar on 2009-11-06 14:52:16